Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon line of laptops have a reputation as thin, light, and powerful notebook computers. Now the company has launched a new model that’s even more compact… and more powerful.

Earlier this month we reported on leaked details about Lenovo’s 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It turns out, Lenovo didn’t wait until 2017 to launch it.

The new notebook is up for order from Lenovo.com.

Update: The Lenovo web page has been removed. I guess someone hit the publish button a little early. We’ll likely see an official launch for this laptop at CES. 

Lenovo says the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 8 percent smaller than its predecessor, measuring 0.62 inches thick and weighing about 2.51 pounds. It still comes in a drop-resistant case with a spill-resistant keyboard.

Lenovo also reduced the size of the screen bezels, which allowed the company to squeeze a 14 inch display into a notebook closer in size to a 13 inch model.

Under the hood, the laptop has gotten a spec bump too. It’s available with 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processor options and it features Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports with data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps.

Like Lenovo’s other new ThinkPad laptops, the X1 Carbon ships with Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition software, which means there’s no bloatware pre-installed.

The notebook is available with 14 inch 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS or 1920 x 1080 pixel display options, up to a Intel Core vPro i7-7600U processor, up to 1TB of storage, and a battery that Lenovo says should be good for up to 15.5 hours of usage.

There’s a fingerint sensor built into the laptop, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and Ethernet jacks, a mciroSD card slot, and a microSIM card slot on models with 4G LTE support. NFC is also an option.

The laptop measures 12.7″ x 8.5″ x 0.62″ and comes in black or silver colors.


via Hacker News

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3 replies on “Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Carbon features slim bezels, Thunderbolt 3, Kaby Lake”

  1. The “up for order” link doesn’t work. Maybe they didn’t intend to reveal it yet after all?

    1. Yeah, it seems likely that someone jumped the gun a bit early. It’ll probably be officially launched at CES in a few days.

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